“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.”
Okay, so I think the late Coco Chanel may have stretched things a bit with this quote, but everyone loves a pleasant fragrance, be it from lotion, deodorant, body mist, or perfume. Getting to wear your favorite scent has to be one of the biggest, and perhaps, best feelings in the world.
Sadly, most fragrances begin to fizzle out around lunchtime, causing the wearer to reapply as often as possible. But, this can be fixed. You will not always have to carry your perfume about with you for some reapplication if you follow the steps listed in this article. So, if you plan to retain your scent all day long, wear your perfume much longer without the need to reapply, and simply smell great all through the day, this article is for you. Let’s get right into it, shall we?
1. Wear Your Perfume Right after Taking a Bath
The best way to wear a perfume is to ensure that it is in direct contact with your skin, and one way to achieve this is to wear it right after you step out of the bathroom. Immediately after drying off, grab your perfume and spray in all the right places. This will ensure that the fragrance is properly absorbed and locked into your skin, for a long-lasting effect. Also, ensure that no fabric interferes with your perfume application. Not even a towel should obstruct the spray of your fragrance. You get the best of your perfumes when they mix with the natural oils of your body. Sweet!
2. Apply Perfumes to Pulse Points
I’m sure that this is not the first time you’re reading or hearing this. While it might sound cliché, it’s very true and highly recommended that you apply your perfume to your pulse points. Why is this important? Fragrances have a reaction to heat, and so, when you apply perfumes to your pulse points, you get to release the scent all day long. Your pulse points include the insides of your elbows, your wrists, back of your ears, back of your knees, the nape of your neck, etc. Wear your perfumes on your pulse points, and watch your fragrance last longer.
3. Do Not Rub the Fragrance In
For many of us, the temptation to rub our perfumes against our wrists is huge. But, if you intend to wear your perfume for the most part of the day without having to reapply, resist the temptation to rub your wrists together. When you rub your wrists together, you break down the chemicals that make up your perfume, causing its top notes to break down faster than they should. If you know you cannot spray your perfume, then dab it on your skin, gently.
4. Dab Some Oil or Petroleum Jelly on Your Pulse Points
Want your fragrance to last longer? Simply apply some oil, e.g. grapeseed oil or coconut oil to your pulse points before going on to apply your perfume. The oil will serve as a base for your perfume, giving it something to hold onto. Also, oils lock the scent in. Not only will you be keeping your body moisturized, but you’ll also help your perfume last longer. Double win!
5. Wear Matching Scented Lotion
Another way to elongate the strength of your perfume is to wear lotions and other products that match the perfume’s fragrance or come close at the very least. For instance, if you wear perfumes produced by popular brands like Calvin Klein, Versace, Avon, etc., you would also be able to get matching products that compliment the fragrance of their perfumes. If the brand you wear does not have matching products, simply shop for something close. For instance, your perfume may smell a lot like lavender and rose water. If this happens to be the case, look out for lavender and/or rose water-scented body lotions, body mists/sprays, hair sprays, etc. This will help you lock your fragrance in even more.
6. Line Your Clothes, Drawers, and Wardrobes with Perfume
This works especially if you have a signature scent. And even if you don’t, there’s nothing wrong with having your clothes smell nice, even in the wardrobe. Simply line your drawers and wardrobes with tissues that have been spritzed with perfume. This way, the fragrance gets to permeate the entire space, with your fabrics absorbing it all. Smell great without having applied perfume to your skin.